What are the differences between these words?
I'm an English learner and I'm confused about some words having similar meanings.
1) intruder invader interloper trespasser
2) whirl swirl twirl
3) restraint constraint
4) chromatic prismatic iridescent
5) bastion citadel
- BOSFLASHLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Something to work with. Hope it helps.
intruder: in addition to burgler, an interrupter of discourse
invader; more aggressive intrusion, as Genghis Khan
unwanted person getting involved in personal matters
trespasser:less aggressive unwanted invasion invasion
whirl : spin about with a flourish
swirl : spin about with more panache, grace
twirl: as a verb. like twirl a top, spin around in place
restraint; self control, but also a means of holding in place
restricted action or stiffness of interaction with others
out of sync notes in music, a product of color
prismatic : like a prism, separating light
luminous color changing with the angle of sight
bastion: a stronghold or fortification that remains intact
the core fortified area of a town or city (still may be overrun)
As you can see, many of these words can be used interchangeably to convey about the same meaning. Some of them have meanings on different levels that can be better understood if you Google their meanings.Source(s): TLM